Just in time for Johann Sebastian Bach’s 324th birthday–MUSIC OF BACH. This is an outstanding collection of keyboard works composed by the Master, and performed on the piano by Dr. Mark Laverty!
Bach’s birthday is March 21 and we are offering this brilliant CD which would make a perfect gift for yourself or someone you know who loves music, perhaps even a musician in your life.
Selections include “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” Fantasy in C Minor, Italian Concerto, Toccata in G Major, “Sheep May Safely Graze,” the famous Minuet G, and much more. Comments received about this CD are “Inspirational,” “Beautiful,” and “You will enjoy it.”
Dr. Laverty is a concert pianist, in addition to being the Music Director at Zion Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Maryland Heights, Missouri. He is also an ardent proponent of Bach and performs concerts at congregations and venues across the United States and Europe.
Mark Laverty is an accomplished pianist with a fine repertoire of Bach music. He brings a great deal of warmth and personality to his performances. His concert was thoroughly enjoyed in Cambridge.
Rev. Reg Quirk, Chairman of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cambridge, England
Dr. Laverty is a dynamic, exciting performer–sure to hold everyone’s interest! He makes a grand piano sing! Dr. Laverty plays Bach in a fresh, inviting fashion. His performance was exhilarating!”
Al Loesel, Music Director at Immanuel Lutheran, St. Charles, Missouri
Upon invitation in 2003, Pianist Mark Laverty performed in recital in Salzburg, Austria…Mark has developed a profound affinity for Bach’s music that has benefited him in developing a unique style of interpreting the music. His audience gave him appreciative recognition for his presentation.
Prof. Stan Ford, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria
Dr. Mark Laverty is a pianist worth watching as he develops. With several international tours behind him he is learning to speak musically to a wide variety of different audiences and to widen his repertoire. His musical goals are evolving and future results could be fascinating.
Dr. Ruth Sienczynska, Concert Pianist, New York, New York
For booking information, in the U.S. call 636-532-3931
On March 21, 1997, Louise and Tom Baker were notified that their son Philip had been in a motorcycle accident. Arriving at the hospital, they were told that he had died. On the following Wednesday, the funeral took place. The next day a Maundy Thursday evening service was held. On the following day, which was Good Friday of 1997, Pastor Baker returned to broadcast his program “Law and Gospel” on radio station AM 850 KFUO in St. Louis, Missouri. Track 1 is what he said to his listening audience about the events since the previous Friday as many of them, as well as the Baker family, were preparing to go to a Good Friday Tenebrae worship service. Track 2 is the Easter sermon he preached 2 days later.
We are told that the March 28th broadcast and the March 30th sermon have been a comfort and help to those who have experienced the death of loved ones. If you know of someone who is struggling through a period of grief and you cannot afford the cost of $10.00, please contact us at email@example.com or call the toll-free phone number (877-CMS-1962) and we will mail a CD at no cost to the person or pesons you designate.
- Session 1
Rich Man (Mark 10:17-27)
- Session 2
John 3:16; First Commandment
- Session 3
Use of Commandments; Die
- Session 4
Motivation; Cause of Suffering
- Session 5
Justification; Why Some Not Others; Second Commandment
- Session 6
Second Commandment (continued); Yahweh
- Session 7
- Session 8
Third Commandment (continued)
- Session 9
Fourth Commandment: Discipline, Job
- Session 10
Fourth Commandment: Church and State
- Session 11
Fifth Commandment: War, Capital Punishment
- Session 12
Fifth Commandment: Abortion
- Session 13
Fifth Commandment: Abortion (continued)
- Session 14
Sixth Commandment: Adultery
- Session 15
Sixth Commandment: Homosexuality
- Session 16
Seventh Commandment: Steal, Tithe, Mite
- Session 17
Eighth Commandment: False Witness
- Session 18
Ninth & Tenth Commandment; Conclusion to Commandments
- Session 19
Apostles’ Creed: First Article: Father, Almighty
- Session 20
Apostles’ Creed: First Article: Creation
- Session 21
Apostles’ Creed: Second Article: Son, LORD
- Session 22
Apostles’ Creed: Second Article: Virgin Birth
- Session 23
Apostles’ Creed: Second Article: Suffer, Die
- Session 24
Apostles’ Creed: Second Article: Descend, Rise, Ascend
- Session 25
Apostles’ Creed: Third Article: Judgment
- Session 26
Apostles’ Creed: Third Article: Holy Spirit, Why Some, Not Others
- Session 27
Apostles’ Creed: Third Article: Saints
- Session 28
Apostles’ Creed: Third Article: Resurrection, Life
- Session 29
Lord’s Prayer: Introduction, Petitions 1-2
- Session 30
Lord’s Prayer: Petitions 3-7, Conclusion
- Session 31
- Session 32
This set of CDs, 50 minutes each in length, is the effort of Pastor Tom Baker to make the point that most of the parables are misnamed by editors of the Bible. That is because they name most of the parables by a secondary character rather than the main character, who is usually Jesus. Now only are new names for the parables suggested, but each parable is examined from a Law and Gospel perspective.
For example, if one reads the Parable of the Lost Sheep from a Law perspective, one gets the impression that it is about Christians doing evangelism to find the lost sheep of our day. But from a Gospel perspective, the parable is really about how Jesus found you! It’s not about evangelism; it’s all about justification by grace through faith. Moreover, the parable reveals God’s definition of “repentance.”
To read which parables are part of these CDs, please click “larger image” to read the information. The dates refer to those broadcasts on AM 850 KFUO radio station in St. Louis, Missouri when they were first aired. As an aside, the last item normally referred to as “The Parable of the Good Samaritan” is not considered by Pastor Baker either to be a parable or about being a good neighbor!
This CD includes 11 well-known Christian hymns recorded in a modern synthesizer setting composed and played by Luther Baker. Luther finished the CD before he was taught how to read music. While the hymns were not intended to be used in a worship setting, the rendition of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” was used for a series of Lenten Bible study broadcasts on St. Louis radio station AM 850 KFUO. An interesting game played with friends over to the house is to see who is the first to guess the name of each hymn since the CD is only instrumental without words. Other occasions for playing them include while driving, exercising or just relaxing as one meditates on the themes of each hymn.
The 11 hymns found on the CD follow the church year of Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter Sunday, Ascension and Pentecost. They are:
- Open Now the Gates of Beauty
- Hark The Glad Sound
- Of The Father’s Love Begotten
- Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted
- Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
- The Death of Jesus Christ
- O Sacred Head Now Wounded
- Jesus Christ is Risen Today
- A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing
- Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel
- A Mighty Fortress
Have you ever wondered how you can help little children memorize the Ten Commandments? Your search is over. The “Ten Commandments for Little Ears” is a CD of newly composed songs that result in little children memorizing the Ten Commandments by singing them with their meanings in as short a period of time as two weeks. There is also a Songbook that is available for a cost of $18.00 each which has both piano and guitar settings for each song. If you want bulk orders of 10 or more, the cost is $12.00 each. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us toll free at 877-CMS-1962 for either bulk copies of the CDs or the Songbook for a cost of $18.00.